10 Highest Paying DJs According to Forbes

10 Highest Paying DJs According to Forbes

Forbes released their list of the 10 highest paying DJs for 2017. Marshmello and The Chainsmokers made it to this year’s list. The DJ with the most earnings made over $48 million! Most of the earnings from this year’s list (and recent years) come from working festivals, multiple club residencies, and collaborations with other artists. The time frame that Forbes is basing the rankings on, also reveal a lack of diversity; women did not make it to the list. In addition, the DJs dominating the game are all mostly from the U.S and Europe. Forbes determined their list with Nielsen, PollStar, Bandsintown, and Songkick data. But also took into account, the interviews done with the artists themselves. The article will be featured in the September issue of Forbes. Make sure to checkout the list below, and for the full article click here

1. Calvin Harris-($48.5 million) The Scottish DJ, currently has the single “Feels”, featuring Pharrell, Big Sean and Katy Perry.
2. Tiesto-($39 million) The legendary DJ, that has been in the scene for over two decades, has made it to the list before, so he knows how it feels to be part of the “Electronic Cash Kings”.
3. The Chainsmokers-($38 million) The duo has crossover hits with artist, Hasley and band, Coldplay dominating radio play.
4. Skrillex-($30 million) co-produced Fifth Harmony’s track, “Angel”; song which will be in the group’s upcoming album, set to be released August 25, 2017.
5. Steve Aoki-($29.5 million) In a recent interview with Daddy Yankee, reggaeton star stated that they are making a collaboration happen.
6. Diplo-($28.5 million) Maybe if Rihanna didn’t “diss” him, he’d probably have a higher ranking. But hey, he’s still an amazing Producer and DJ.
7. David Guetta– ($25 million) What can we say about him? Guetta continues to make top charting hits.
8. Marshmello– ($21 million) He is a newcomer in the scene and has made it to the Forbes list. Great job!
9. Martin Garrix– ($19.5 million) The guy just turned the legal drinking age and has been making millions way before then.
10. Zedd– ($19 million) The DJ with a golden heart. Do you remember when he worked with Kesha, after some legal troubles she was involved in? He did that out of the kindness of his heart. He has also worked with top 40 artists like, Selena Gomez (ex-girlfriend) and Alessa Cara. He gets intimate and talks about these topics in a recent interview with Billboard as well.

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